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John Felker

Director of National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, Department of Homeland Security

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John Felker has served as the director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at the Department of Homeland Security since August 2015. He manages the NCCIC’s day-to-day cybersecurity information sharing, incident response and coordination functions.

Before he joined DHS, Felker worked as director of cyber and intelligence strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for two years as well as vice president of cybersecurity programs at SCI Consulting. He also spent 30 years at the U.S. Coast Guard, where he previously held various leadership positions such as deputy commander for the military service’s Cyber Command and commander of the branch’s Cryptologic Group that conducts signals intelligence missions as well as develop SIGINT platforms. The USCG veteran also served as executive assistant to the director of Coast Guard intelligence and helped coordinate directorate activities across the National Intelligence Community management enterprise.

Felker is a recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. Felker graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in 1978 and earned his Master of Arts in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1995.